Fear and anxiety, according to the news media, are an ongoing part of the landscape as people deal with terrorism and crime. But the writers in this issue's Frontlines section don't agree. Each one has dealt effectively with crime or terror, without weapons and without fear. And, perhaps more important, what they accomplished wasn't a special achievement that no one else can aspire to. They relied on specific spiritual concepts that translate into anyone's life, yours and mine; and any environment, from farm to city and in between.
Spiritual concepts lead to healing, and this month's conversation on healing features a longtime practitioner and teacher of Christian Science in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other articles and testimonies of spiritual healing show the practical application of Christian Science in any person's life.
The power of spiritual concepts dominated the 2003 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church & Conference, about which you'll find some preliminary news in this month's issue. The gathering in Berlin, Boston, and on the World Wide Web was inspiring, even awesome, and the Journal's writers were on hand to cover it. Next month, an expanded issue of the Journal will include the whole Annual Meeting & Conference. There, you'll be able to read inspiring accounts of healing, spiritual renewal, and progress. Also, people who worked for religious freedom in Germany and Eastern Europe—including a former government official of the German Democratic Republic—tell about experiences that helped to make freedom possible.